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Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
] >> a new report by the tax policy center says middle class family pays $2,000 more in taxes next year if the fiscal cliff happens in january when the payroll tax holiday ends. economists discussed the issue today at the urban institute. this is an hour and a half. [inaudible conversations] i think we are ready to get started, everybody. [inaudible conversations] good afternoon. welcome to the urban institute's first tuesday. i'm editor of the tax blog, tax blocks, and we're here to discuss taxes and the fiscal cliff. washington lives in sue perlatives. everything that happens here is the biggest, the worst, or the most important. how many times, for instance, have you been told that some politician is about to give the speech of his life until he gives the next speech? the taxmeggedon has the potential to be a watershed in fiscal policy. it's true. it could be another way to kick the can down the road, but it could be a tipping point to end a decade of fiscal gridlock. yesterday, the tax policy center released a new study on the cliff, and we'll talk in details, but to summarize, it f
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. not because there hasn't been tax rises think i suspect dean every family in this country. not because they didn't want to cut borrowing. they did. abacus or services are getting worse. they are. but because if you stop an economy growing, it will be of more out of work claiming benefits, not paying taxes. businesses struggles that they are not paying taxes. and as a result, borrowing goes out. our income not to invest in schools and transport and education, but are we to keep people idle so the next time you hear a conservative say to you, labor would increase borrowing. just remember it is this government that is increasing borrowing this year. [applause] so what have we seen? we have seen recessions, higher unemployment, higher borrowing. i don't think that is what people were promised. there will be some people who say, and this is an important argument. it will be some people who say they were short-term pain, but it is worth it for the long term gain. and i'm afraid the opposite is true. the longer you have low growth in the country, the baker to debt comes to the future and the
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
institute for a discussion on the scheduled tax increases the percent to hit in january, including the end of the bush era taxes, payroll tax holiday hikes and invested in come also. a new tax policies and to report says nothing is done. average marginal tax rates would go up by five percentage points on labor income, seven points on capital gains and more than 20 points on dividends. along with more than a trillion dollars in budget cuts. also starting january or known as the fiscal cliff. it should get under way in just a moment. [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon, and welcome to the urban institute's first tuesday. my name is howard gleckman of the tax center blocks and we are here to discuss taxes in the fiscal cliff. as you all know, washington lives everything that happens here is the biggest or the worst were the most important. how many times for instance have you been told some politician is about to give the speech of his life until he gives the next speech. the tax armageddon has the potential to actually be a watershed in the fiscal policy. true it could be another opp
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
of ten year time frame we would manage the cut and spending and tax increases and in investments, we need do all three. we need to tax, cut, and invest in the source of our strength. i think that would have a huge effect. i think americans today feel in many ways like children of two divorced parents. i think it's a pal in the country in a lot of ways. it would be huge. if we got a grand bargain on energy how to exploit the boundary of -- i think the two together would have a huge impact. so the question is how close are we to that? and, you know, i have a saying about the middle east which applies to the american politics. all important politics happens the morning after the morning after. >> when is that? >> here i'm talking about the election. here i think the question really is i don't know how the election is going come out. i make no prediction. i ask myself if romney gets smashed, if he gets smashed, it would -- i happen to think the political problem in the country we have a center left party and we have a far right party. that is a structure problem. the republican party has gone
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
could be accurate or not. what is the person saying there should not be a millionaire tax or should be. who is the special interest dominating that message point coming out and how does the voter get through it? i think one the most amazing thicks happening in the country when you look at the president number heys doing well. what's fascinated about the amount of money being spent by the cross roads and the entity for some reason the message is not coming through it's not compel fpg you look at the swing states that we were going to be remarkably close are going to trend toward tbhawm a way that somebody thinks to seem unless the debate set the presidential election. it's clear the spt heading toward a environment he has a advantage. romney is going to be exceptional. >> tune in. >> fiewn in and watch. let watch. >> i'm excited. >> talk about in next week in class. >> would you taunt the cross road different and you engage in more localized races congressional and senate how you choose your priorities since so you have a broader scope. >> yeah. that's a good question. we're focused on
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
-taking that we get. and it's probably true that if we increase the tax rate we will get a rapid contraction in another risk taking but that is a compounding effect that can grow quite large overtime. in the same what if we stopped investing this year, it's not like economy would collapse. it will gradually slow down over time. and so higher payoffs for risk-taking, one is the they increase the bar for success. the united states most talented people work longer hours while their counterparts in europe and japan work fewer hours. the rest of the economy as people have grown richer they've had a reduction in the amount of work that they've done. so that's one of the things that's happened, keeping up with the joneses if you will. that work effort and the risk-taking that it represents creates companies like google and facebook in countless of other companies, innovations that we have enjoyed in the united states more than in europe and japan. and that creates valuable on the job training for our most talented workers. and so again you get the training and increases your probability for success
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
increasingly stepped up to support early childhood to also step up to the tax-writing committee and point out all of the tax loopholes we can close and all of the tax increases that were in absolutely liable the will provide the revenue that we need to provide the early childhood system with our children and families deserve. i think that is doable. >> join me in saying thank you to all of the speakers today to the [applause] thank you. we have our marching orders not. thank you to the kec foundation and c-span for joining us today. br adjourned. have a good afternoon. [inaudible conversations] >>> the potomac institute for policy studies at arlington va recently held a discussion on supply chain risks posed to the nation's cyberinfrastructure. government officials overseeing cybersecurity and the former acting senior director for cyberspace at the national security council were among the speakers at this to our event. >> ladies and gentlemen, if i could have your attention, please. my name is mike swetnam and it is my distinct honor and privilege to welcome here today for the seminar on the
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 1:15am EDT
the foundation of supply side economics. why when you cut taxes, which are just like a price, you reduce costs across the economy and allow the united states to expand the global share of the ever markets or enterprise and wealthy. that's why supply side economics works. it's not merely by balancing the budget or overcoming debt or one of these accounting gem micks that are often treated as conservative economics. it's opening the horizon to the economy to human creativity. and human creativity always comings as a surprise to us. you can't plan it. if you get k plan it, you wouldn't need it. >> can p mitt romney use the phrase politically supply side economics. i think he could if he says that he's reviving the reagan administration. the book was quoted more by -- president reagan most quoted author. he quotedded the book regularly throughout the administration. and reagan didn't balance the budget. he had actually during the reagan administration there was a trillion dollar enclose in government debt. he was winning the cold war. but the private sector increased the assets by some 17 trillion
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 8:30pm EDT
on c-span2, a look at what happens to individual taxes if the bush era tax cuts expire. former congressional budget office director douglas holtz-eakin and other economists look at the issue. our live coverage from the urban institute here in washington, d.c. starts at noon eastern. >> every generation through our history has worked and sacrificed to leave a better country to their children and grandchildren and future generations. we, we were then spending their money, we are now even more, much more, spending their money, and we are leaving them a mess that will be a very difficult to deal with, and if we are that weak, just think of who wants to come here first and take us over. now, the last thing i ever want to see is to see our country taken over because we're so financially weak we can't do anything. >> uh-huh. >> and we're moving in that direction. we're on the edge of the cliff, and we have got to start fixing it now, otherwise we're leaving a disaster to our children and grandchildren in the future, and we could even lose our country. >> ross perot, interviewed by "us
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
and if they have enough tax revenue which, of course, they don't have now because we have the lowest tax revenue since 1950, or at least it's been a long, long time, and there are things that the federal government can work with the states. give the states the power to use the money the way they want to. i agree to a certain degree the federal government needs to get out of the way, but as far as providing block grants, that what the federal government should do. >> congressman cantor. cantor: again, i would just say that, wayne, you just mischaracterized my statements once again. i said i am for block grants. i think that the state ought to have control. i'm not saying that washington shouldn't give the states the money. yes, states should have the money from washington, okay? transportation is a governmental function. and, yes, we all believe that i think in the jeffersonian tradition of a limited government. and that's what we're trying to get to. and so, you know, you mentioned the lowest tax revenue and you didn't say since when, but i will tell you there's a reason for that. the reason is
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm EDT
and feeding off taxpayer money and not doing their job. .. and to close at, what is taking a 15% tax increase or we would have to reduce our personnel by 10%. that is 40 out of 400 employees would have to let go. so for the last 10 months, this is in my largest haul. i've the market every day in the budget turned to come up with creative ways to increase revenue, creative ways to reduce costs. we have a laundry list of initiatives. and yesterday, i propose my budget proposal for the next year that will close the $3 million deficit with only three layoffs in the 2.7% tax increase. a full percentage point below the average of the last four years. back on about 12 likes on facebook. i got some presidential, 500 likes on facebook. this'll be a real head, sherry. >> sometimes a refresh. there must not be reading it. >> but it is as a tool, the important conversations, those have to have when you have so much attention. they can give you their attention. you can give them yours. there is no push but my to replicate that. but as a forum, to share the implications and sometimes to allow a dialect to
CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
-span2. after that at noon eastern the urban institute on host a discussion on tax increases that are set to take place in january. the end of the bush income tax cuts the payroll tax holiday and hikes on investment income. speakers include douglas holtz-eakin. that will be live here on c-span2 starting again at 12 in eastern. >> a look now at campaign spending and political ads in the presidential election. from the annenberg public policy center at the university of pennsylvania, this is about 45 minutes. >> i am the editorial communications director at the center for responsive politics, and we are here to talk about the challenges posted journals by dark money and their mysterious donors. erika fowler is joining me on the panel. she is from the west the medium project achieves an assistant professor of government at western university. director of the media project which tracks and analyzes all political ads aired on broadcast television in real-time during elections. she specialized in political communication and she'll be talking about some of the ads we are seeing outside groups an
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 8:00pm EDT
the rich shouldn't have any sort of implications of their taxes changed. senator menendez, you will portrayed be a tax-and-spend liberal. let's move beyond clichÉs right now. tell me specifically, what one thing about your opponent makes him less qualified than you to serve in the u.s. senate. senator kyrillos, you can go first. kyrillos: well, senator menendez mentions the middle-class. he mentioned it tonight, does it fairly often. but up, the middle-class is not doing very well at all. we've got to do better. and so, you know, i read the press releases that you put out and i've heard your opening statement, but i don't hear any action items about how we are going to do it better. and so, i've got a plan. i know that if we do what we've been doing, more of the same, well, we will have the same outcome and that is unacceptable for the people of new jersey and unacceptable for americans. so let's do some things differently. if your way worked, well, we would have 43 straight months of 8% plus unemployment. let's get the job done. >> moderator: senator menendez. menendez: my op
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the lower courts and the individual mandate was a permissible use of the taxing power of congress and not the congress clause and thus the law could be passed. and i think there were three -- one is, you have to take it at its face value. the legitimate use of the taxing power. thirdly and most important in the second and third, the second is that john roberts saw health care, as many people saw health care, as the third in a trilogy of cases starting with bush beat gore in 2000, citizens united in 2010, obamacare in 2012 and that, and in those first two cases, you had five republican justices dashing the dream's of democrats in what would seem to many as a very partisan case. as they sat down to vote on health care, it looked like the same thing was going to happen, the five republican nominees were going to trash the democratic dream. roberts recoiled at that idea. roberts has a very keen sense of politics in the larger sense and he knew and cared deeply that the supreme court not be regarded as simply another branch of congress, where democrats and republicans fight. he wanted
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
florida. they don't have state taxes, so i believe revenue, you have to have revenue to sustain things that you have. i am not going to raise revenue. he said i'm not going to raise any revenue. how would you sustain your business? i don't understand why everybody else doesn't see this. you have to have revenue. if he is -- to say i'm not going to raise your taxes he is talking to the people. i don't mind paying my fair share but a lot of people are not paying their fair share. they don't realize exactly what he is saying. he doesn't care. he doesn't care about -- so he has to attack somebody. is going to be the same old thing. when republicans get in the same old thing. >> host: henry how long have you been registered to vote and not voted in a presidential election? >> caller: the last was when i was 21 but now i am really looking at it and i have a child now and it's more my responsibility to look at my child's future and when i listen to the debate, here president obama saying hey about education, i don't understand. i don't understand what everybody else is supposed to do because
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 1:45am EDT
for the government, which also administrates prices, and called taxes, and so lower tax rates expand the economy and lead to more revenues for the government. and last zerosome struggle over government favors. >> we have been talking here on booktv with george author of several books including a new edition of "wealth and poverty" which came out originally in the early '0eus. this is booktv on c-span2. coming up next edward griffin. the an libertarian conference held in las vegas. he talks about the book the creature from jekyll island. the creation of the federal reserve system. it's over fifteen minutes. the book on your screen written in 1994. it is currently in the 32nd print. this sphift edition. and the author is g. edward griffin. these joining us on c-span2 in las vegas. who is the creature from jekyll island? >> what is the creature. >> yes. i had fun with the tight. i thought if anybody saw it this the bookstore, they might think it was a equal to jurassic park. it is they are the federal reserve m and the reason for the jekyll island connection was because one of the most springing th
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm EDT
component of this. let's keep it up and keep taxes low unpredictable and let's have less government regulations and less intrusion in our lives. [applause] moderator: 30 seconds to respond. christie: you know, we have not been able to get much done. my energy policy is making sure that we just create energy positions, short term, long term, medium-term growth for energy, but i just want to make sure that everybody knows that i will be a consistent champion for wind and renewable fuels in this district and congressman king has not been. [applause] moderator: your response, congressman? steve: i happen to be the american wind energy champion designated by the american wind energy association. [applause] i am supported by the renewable fuel and it -- industry across the board so far as i know. we are the number one renewable energy producing congressional district and all of america, the western third of iowa. when you add the other counties to make this we will easily be the number one renewable energy producing district, and i have been part of that. i am proud of what has been accom
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
he compiled a very distinguished record. he oversaw major tax and health care reform and also major improvements in public education. following his service as governor he was appointed by president obama as the ambassador to china in 2009. he left that position to run for president and gained tremendous respect for his forthright discussion of important policy challenges. this fall, governor huntsman actually joined the brookings institution as a distinguished fellow, so we are pleased to call in our colleague. bart gordon is a practicing attorney and partner at k&l gates and also a distinguished fellow at the council on competitiveness. bard is a former u.s. representative from the state of tennessee. he served in congress for 26 years from 2007-2010 he served as chairman of the house committee on science and technology. bard is working with the brookings institution to improve public sector leadership as part of our new initiative on improving leadership and management. bill kristol is the editor of "the weekly standard," which he cofounded in 1995. prior to starting that he led t
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 8:30am EDT
her accident on securing the worlder, john lewis on excise tax when it comes to the telephones. so i have a long list, a long career and history of working with both sides of the aisle because i believe at the end of the day if we're going to solve the problems facing this nation, facing the state of nevada -- high unemployment, high foreclosures, businesses going bankrupt -- if you're going to solve those problems, republicans and democrats are going to have to come together to solve those problems. >> moderator: congressman berkeley, you have a minute. berkeley: i think it's important we do work together, and on many issues we co. do. one of the things i recall working across party lines was for the elimination of the estate tax. i worked with mr. brady who sits on the ways and means committee with me. that's also crossing party lines and breaking with my own party to make sure that we do what i think is right for the american people. um, b one of the issues that's very important that we talk about a lot is jobs and making sure that we provide an environment where we can create goo
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 5:30am EDT
with him, sitting next to him, not having dinner, sitting next to al gore is taxing. it is really unpleasant. we asked him what was going on in the white house and he said 1%. i believe it is higher. but if we step back, we often don't know what is going on. that is the dilemma. i want to talk briefly and then answer questions about her new book that i have done, which is just out, called the price of politics. it is about 3.5 years of negotiations between the obama white house and the republicans in congress and the democrats. how they essentially tried to bring the federal government's financial house to some kind of order. the answer is they failed. we have a federal government whose financial house is in total disorder, total disarray. it is a historic problem. to try to put it in english, we have a trillion dollars of iou outstanding in the world. the negotiations, they agreed to raise what they call the debt ceiling, so the government can borrow a couple more trillion dollars. we are going to run it run out of that borrowing authority january or february of next year. they'r
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
to go back to the days of the bush tax cuts for the wealthy and hope that this time, instead of growing deficits, and growing unemployment, that it grows jobs. so governor romney really needed a game changer tonight. i hate to say this but i find myself agreeing with chris christie. governor romney really needed to turn the world upside down. he really need ad game changer tonight. i think you would be sore pressed to find that magic moment that was the game-changer tonight. and, so, that was my view in watching it anyway. i also thought the president did a very good job finally nailing governor romney down to admitting he does want to turn medicare into a voucher program. i thought the president pushed back on that very effectively, when he said, hey, if you're 55 you might want to listen to this. i'm still not sure exactly what governor romney was saying about his promise of $5 trillion in tax cuts. i mean i heard the platitudes but i didn't hear any specifics. and, i thought he was doing a lot of shape shifting on that one. >> governor, good evening. this is rachel. we've been talkin
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 11:00am EDT
into hiding, trying to generate demand through tax cuts for 95% of the work force, gigantic checks to states to prevent massive layoffs, aid to victims of the great recession, basic infrastructure projects. then start to look and it has $27 billion worth to computerize our pen and paper health care system so a doctor doesn't kill you with his chicken scratch and writing. it authorizes new high-speed rail network, the biggest transportation initiative since the interstate highways, extended our dishing -- existing high-speed internet networks to underserved communities with imam -- modern twist of the electrification program. and research money, modernize the unemployment insurance would hadn't changed since the new vehicle. it launched a new approaches to preventing homelessness, overseeing government spending, and forecasters agree it stops the terrifying free-fall. gdp was crashing 8.9% in the fourth quarter of 2008. that is a depression. we would have lost the entire canadian economy without putting 2009. it is funny. job losses peaked in january of 2009 right before the stimulus has. tha
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the fiscal cliff and the tax armageddon and the dysfunctional congress and all of this kind of thing. are there concrete steps the president can take as the principal foreign policy actor to reverse perceptions or to counter perceptions that the united states is in decline in terms of its global influence. >> the most important one by far is attempting to heal the rift domestically in answer to your first question we should have said what i think is the biggest change more than the five areas that tom talked about that weakens us which is that we have never been i.t. as politically polarized and divided. we have never had a dysfunctional congress or dysfunctional relationship between the two ends of pennsylvania avenue. so, the biggest thing the president can do, and he doesn't have to negotiate with any of the foreign partners to do it is to get a slide down the fiscal cliff that has a lot of lease soft landing at the bottom, and to attempt to go beyond that i think -- i hesitate to say this because it seems unlikely, but in trying to find some common ground on a range of domestic i
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 12:00am EDT
hadn't paid taxes for x number of years make it more or less likely to vote for them. some people fell you would they move. people telling you they would move is a pretty sort of con ject yiewrl thing. i wouldn't cognitively trust anybody that would do under the hypothetical scenario. they may or may not already know. that's part of the problem with the polls they ask people if you knew of a piece of information you may or may not already know. or in focus groups you bring somebody in and so you a dozen people and show them an ad and you ask them again did everybody change their mind. you're purchasing somebody to change their mind and they're being forced to watch an ad they might tune out. using the experimental things that the obama campaign has. they randomly assign mail ron comely to a -- randomly assign tv ads to certain markets and then because they're polling across those markets, they can see who moved, based on message or type of ad or mail this they have the data, you know, thousand of individual data points on each volter. they can look at the attribute of the people who di
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
the individual mandate was a permissible use of taxing power of congress and not the commerce clause, and thus the law would be upheld. subquestion finally anticipate why, why did roberts do that? and i think there were three main reasons. one is, i think you have to take his opinion at face value. eastham thought it was a legitimate use of the taxing power. i think the second and third part more important. the second and third are that, the second is that john roberts saw health care as many people saw health care, as the third in a trilogy of cases, starting with bush v. gore in 2000, citizens united in 2010, obamacare in 2012 your and that, in those first two cases you had five republicans justices dashing the dreams of democrats in what would seem to many as a very partisan case. as they sat down to vote on health care, it looked like the same thing was going to happen. the five republican nominees were going to trash a democratic dream. roberts recoiled from that ip. roberts has a very keen sense of politics in the larger sense. and he knew and cared deeply that the supreme court not be r
CSPAN
Oct 3, 2012 7:30am EDT
money from people who can part with $2500 after taxes. he's raise $102 million, or 46%, almost half, through the end of august was coming from people who have maxed out on the donation. as reflected in the super pac. many of the people are fundraiser, bundlers for romney give them next to him, bundle from their friends and colleagues, people they work with, other money, and then write a check for 100,000 or 200,000 or more to one of the super pacs on the outside. so the question is sort of what does this mean for politics? this increase from the outside dollar spending transforming politics going forward? i think the answer so far is a little complicated. one of the driving forces behind this is the supreme court decision which trevor talked much better about me, lower court decision which basically allowed outside money much easier access to our airwaves right before an election. so there were barriers that were there, historically since the watergate era that prevented corporations every wealthy people to pool their money to spend huge amount of television as right before an elect
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 7:00am EDT
it was paid for through gasoline taxes. [applause] thethe st. lawrence seaway connecting the great lakes, opening the great lakes to traffic again had been on the drawing board since the administration of theodore roosevelt and eisenhower -- eisenhower took, assumed the presidency in a time of mccarthyism and incredible communist witchhunt. he did it as he did so many things in the background. it was eisenhower orchestrated the army's response in the army mccarthy hearings. i'm not going to get into a contest but that stunk. and when it was over mccarthy had him vanquished but i think it was the desegregation issue perhaps in which eisenhower most often underestimated. president truman had ordered the army to be desegregated in 1950 but the that the army had not complied. 85% of the army was still segregated when i had to power. ike ordered the military services to desegregate and of course this was a new supreme commander whose words they immediately obeyed. he culminated the segregationists of will service and after brown versus board of education, and he ordered the integration of the
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 5:00am EDT
. we had a history in many states. poll tax, literacy test, bizarre registration hours. we passed the civil rights law to prevent that. the second city right not to have your vote canceled up by someone who is an illegal alien, and died, voting twice, or someone who does not even exist. that to file its your sole rights. we can do both. now, an obstacle to this is to reference the previous speaker on fast and furious, the eric holder justice department. they claim there is no voter fraud america. the clinical want to poll taxes. eric holder himself said that. they are suing any state that they can sing their voter i.d. lot is unconstitutional even and has been up held by the supreme court. so where are we with the lyrical the justice department? a complete stall. well, this is no accident. the president of the united states got his start with these issues. his first major political challenge chicago for barack obama was with a group called project vote, a voter registration effort that registered 135,000 people and illinois in '91 and '92. project vote was allied with and an affil
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 11:00am EDT
directly if i told you that mitt romney hasn't paid taxes for x number of years, would it make you more or less likely to vote for him? some% of people either move when they hear that a mesh or they tell you they wouldn't. people telling you that they would move is a pretty sort of conjectural thing. i wouldn't cognitive growth anyone who told you what they would do under hypothetical senate and given some information. they may or may not already know. that's part of the problem with those polls is that asked people if new piece of -- you may or may not already know. and so, or in focus groups you bring somebody in an jafa doesn't people and show them and add and ask them again, did anyone change their mind. and you're pumping somebody to change their mind. and they're being forced to watch an ad that they might otherwise tonight. so using these experiments programs of the obama campaign has, introduce them into the real world. they randomly assigned mail randomly to pay part of the electorate or the assigned tv ads to the mark. been because they're pulling across those markets vacancy
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 7:00pm EDT
they needed to get another set of computer service. so who did he go to both smart tack. smart tax roll raises an amount of very interesting questions. i went through the returns as deeply studied. there were several lawsuits. you can see when the returns came in that night. and what happened as the night wore on a november 2nd, 2004, was a very, very close election. it was clear the election would come down to who won florida, who won ohio. these are the last two key battleground states. around 11:00, the networks finally called it for florida and that meant there was one crucial state as steaming, ohio. whoever won ohio would win the electoral college. the exit polls were in and they showed kerry winning ohio by 4.2%. suddenly i'm in millions of people started blogging on to the secretary of state's computer in ohio. traffic went through the roof. it went up 700%. that means the computers and cat country and chattanooga, tennessee had kicked in at 11:14 p.m. and suddenly in county after county to report it, there were these striking anomalies. the next 10 counties in a row. this raises a lot
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm EDT
who are taxed who pay for a good standard of benefits for retired people but may nazis such benefits for themselves when it this same situation. this is the problem has mrs. thatcher e equipped we are running out of other people's money. finally, obama is a child of the sixties. literally. born 1961 to the interracial couple his father was sent and technology list and that is undeniable his mother was said to be far merck trial who earned a doctorate of cultural anthropology heard pfizer was john dewey's granddaughter. you cannot make this up. four obama's 1960's ran through the early '80s. until the success of ronald reagan became clear. obama's suffered on the civil-rights movement and of the new left. he determined to experience them vicariously. he tried drugs as he confessed and hence autobiography, "dreams from my father." rallied against south africa , political speeches, community organizers, tried to get in touch with the black experience a and in general search for meaning to use a formulation he could not to reject. he shared the 60s existentialist mood everyone must find
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
pleaded to the same about events occurring in dallas, taxes on november 22nd and in his testimony before the warren commission. he doesn't know what it is but he looks up and in kennedy's car which is two cars that had he sees what he calls in his report not normal movements. the president appears to be tilting to the left. we know now the poignant tragic reason that kennedy was tilting to the left was because although he had been hit by one shot he couldn't fall down because president kennedy had this terribly bad back and he wore a heavy corsets and on days like the dallas day where he knew he was going to have a long hard day, he would rather around his legs and his waist of bandage in a figure reconfiguration to give him extra support. when he was hit by the first shot he goes like this and staff hit by the second shot. youngblood sees not normal movement. the president children and at the same moment he sees an agent in the second car. the secret service car rising to his feet and grabbing his automatic rifle and looking around. he doesn't know for what. we know what youngblood does
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
's not actor, what's motivating that ad, who's the person saying there should not be a millionaire's tax or should be? who's the special interests and how does the voter sift through it? one of the most amazing things that's happening them when you look at the president's number in the swing states he is doing well. for some reason that message is not coming through but it's not compelling. if you look at some the swing state that we thought would be remarkably close at this point are really starting to trend towards obama in a way that every seems to think that unless these debates reset his presidential election, it's quite clear that the president actually headed towards creating an environment where on this map is a significant advantage. >> governor christie promised speedy this is right, met ron is going to be so exceptional tomorrow there'll be a seismic shift. >> let's watch. talk about it next week in class. >> the crossroads different venues also engage in more localized regions, states, congressional and senate. a bit about how you choose your priorities since you have a broad
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Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
raised gas taxes to pay for road construction, he -- throughout his tenure -- flawed the government to absorb waves of migrants. it is sometimes sad that california during this period roughly from the dust bowl to the end of the second world war, just after the end of the second world war was on the receiving end of the largest peaceful migrationing in human history. there's no way to know for sure how many people arrived in california in that period, but warren liked to say that it was his responsibility to provide for 10,000 new people every monday morning. among those who returned after the second world war were california's japanese, and warren -- who had encouraged their banishment -- also welcomed tear return and saw to it that they were protected as today returned to their lives. he signed the brown act which gave california its open meetings laws, and in a little-noticed act, he signed the bill that ended legal racial segregation in california schools. i'll return to that in just a minute. he was, through all of that, a guy gantically dominant figure in california politics.
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Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm EDT
've often heard about people paying taxes or taxes are too high they are not appropriate. and we appreciate having fun postal service and the schools and programs like nasa that had kicked back and have given wonderful technologies that propelled us and meet people's lives more comfortable than they would have been had those technologies not entered their lives. >> host: question for you, louis. given what you say is the benefit of the government, right now is the government about the right size and what is its influence on your life? >> caller: i.t. we have to be careful when we throw the word size of the government because they're seems to be a misunderstanding as to what the size of the government is as well as the size of the government. but the reality is the problems dictate the size of the government and we shrink the government by reducing the number of federal employees and we actually then end up contacting people to do those tasks any way and we tend not to count them as the part of the government that they are a part of the government. we are just paying more for that resource n
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Sep 30, 2012 9:00pm EDT
or you ask them directly. if i told you that mitt romney had not paid taxes for x number of years would make you less likely to vote for him and some percentage of people either move when they hear of the new information or the tell you they wouldn't move. people telling you that they wouldn't move is a pretty sort of conjecture will thing. i wouldn't trust anybody that told you what they would do under a hypothetical scenario learned some information. they may or may not already know. and that is part of the problem of the polls they ask people if you know a piece of information you may or may not already know. and so in our focus groups, you bring somebody in the and show them and add and ask them again and change their mind. now you are prompting somebody to change their mind and they are being forced to watch an ad they might otherwise to now. user lady programs of dubow campaign have introduced them into the real world survey randomly assigned mail to assign to the electorate or they randomly assigned a certain markets. and then because of the polling across the markets, they can s
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Sep 30, 2012 11:30pm EDT
on a jury or pay taxes, very comfortable with that. one reason i'm incredibly comfortable with that is that in the 2018 election by think it was, 70 million people didn't vote and 80% of those people were unregistered seÓul registration is one of the biggest barriers to voting. also when we talk about things like purging people from voting rooms and about the provision about what's not being counted and people not being on the rule, a lot of that is directly related to the registration problem. so very comfortable with a voter registration. in terms of the mandatory voting its its local question and i think other countries do have mandatory voting just like the jury service or some people have to serve in the military in the compulsory service. one problem with it is i think we have a culture of liberty here in this country. so if we have mandatory voting i certainly think we would want to have a none of the above option so that people could exercise it. politically though we don't know if it is realistic. i think a lot of people would resist it. as opposed to the need fo
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Oct 6, 2012 3:00pm EDT
buildings and properties in the city which don't pay taxes but use our services and use our roads, put the stress or extra burden on property taxpayers. that is part of the burden they have to bear for being the capital city and some times what the state wants to do doesn't necessarily follow the typical ordnances most businesses and residents have to comply with. city ordinances don't necessarily apply to the state so it can be a fraction point but we try to work through those things and understand the benefits of being the capital city far away from the down side that we have to deal with but the biggest challenge is always jobs and that is true of any community. you have seen what we have to offer. it is a vibrant community and there's a lot going on and a brand-new hospital coming online and brand new courthouse that is a $15 million project and the commerce center down the road that is the major construction. we are going to have a big construction project on the interstate that will make traffic move better and commercial development going on in this city and in the census w
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, sitting next to him, not having dinner, sitting next to al gore is taxing. it is really unpleasant. we asked him what was going on in the white house and he said 1%. i believe it is higher. but if we step back, we often don't know what is going on. that is the dilemma. i want to talk briefly and then answer questions about her new book that i have done, which is just out, called the price of politics. it is about 3.5 years of negotiations between the obama white house and the republicans in congress and the democrats. how they essentially tried to bring the federal government's financial house to some kind of order. the answer is they failed. we have a federal government whose financial house is in total disorder, total disarray. it is a historic problem. to try to put it in english, we have a trillion dollars of iou outstanding in the world. the negotiations, they agreed to raise what they call the debt ceiling, so the government can borrow a couple more trillion dollars. we are going to run it run out of that borrowing authority january or february of next year. they're going to have
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Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
that as not really much of a compromise. >> taxes pay for a lot of things that i oppose. [applause] >> the constitution's money does not go towards the care they object to. that's why i see it as an appropriate or a well intentioned and well functioning agreement. the money goes from women's pockets to the insurance that they are a part of, and while there may be other folks who are part of the same insurance plan, i think that happens in a lot of ways. i may disagree with someone else's health care choices, and i'm sure there's folks on insurance plans who don't believe in blood transfusions, but part of an insurance plan is we're all putting money in, and we're trusting that it will be medical treatments, that is prescribed by doctors for that person, and that we recognize an honor each other's choices about our own health care decisions. >> okay. >> the institution doesn't seem to get a choice. >> thank you. i think that's all we have time for this evening. i'm sorry. i know how, you know, emotional these issues are. we did have a lively discussion. i would like to thank our pan
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Oct 6, 2012 1:30pm EDT
enough taxes and foreign buffet really -- why doesn't he write a check and shut up and pay more taxes? i got sidetracked. the way we overcame that adversity -- and in the united states, unemployment. i turned 50 this year and in my lifetime i have never seen unemployment like this. never seen people look for a job. and i get 15 to 20 resumes four over qualified people. those are scary times. we are living in adverse times. on top of that we have this big debt and everything and as corny as it sounds. team work -- not us against them or them against the 4 democrats and republicans how did we get to this point where you have to be a democrat or you have to be a republican? you have to believe all of what these people think for all of what these people think and you can't take it is twices. i believe a little of what you think and a little of what you think because we are two party nation. that is our demise. you can say take this guy and take this guy what he thinks and everybody -- what about congress? what about people in congress who blindly follow a president along party lines regardle
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Oct 7, 2012 9:45am EDT
property tax. so that puts a burden on the property taxpayer so that puts a burden on the property taxpayer a commercial honor, when you have such a large volume of government -- or a large number of government buildings in properties in the city, which don't pay taxes, but yet use our services, use fire and police and go for it, use our roads, it is a stress or extra burden on property taxpayers. that is part of the burden that the city has to bear or be in the capital city. and of course, sometimes in the state wants to do some thing, it doesn't necessarily follow typical ordinances that most businesses and residents have to comply with state -- you know, city ordinances don't apply to the state. so that can be a friction point on occasion. we try to work through those things and understand the benefits of being the capital city far outweigh some of them i've do we have to do it. the biggest challenge is always jobs and i think that is true of any community. you've been around in the last week. you have to see what we offer. there's a fiber community, lot going on. or going to have a bran
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Oct 1, 2012 8:00am EDT
level, and whether we look at tax returns, i mean, it's a lot more complicated than the eligibility that we're using for this population. >> so shifting gears, the exclusivity ban is coming up at the fcc. my understanding is the chairman has circulated an order that would allow the ban to expire october 5th. um, some comcast networks that doesn't really matter for because there are conditions under the nbc merger, you have until 2018, but not every network that you're affiliated with, right? for instance, weather channel or a&e, or do they fall under that same? >> guest: look, i don't want to -- i know there have been a recent flurry of exparties on the subject, i'd rather just stick with our position. and you really do, and, amy, you can appreciate this. you have to start with the legislation, you have to start with what congress said. and it's amazing to me that the opponents of an effort to allow the exclusivity ban to expire have just sort of forgotten that there's actually a piece of legislation that congress passed which set out a standard that the fcc is supposed to apply. an
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Oct 6, 2012 8:00am EDT
college professors failing the test and had to pay a tax and we had to change that. hundreds had been arrested and jailed. my goal organization the student nonviolent coordinating committee better known as sncc. [applause] thank you. some of you remember. more than a thousand students black-and-white color the students came self and worked. the night of june 1st 1964, 3 young men that i knew, too young white men and one young african-american men went out to investigate the burning of an african-american church. was stopped, arrested, taken to jail and later the same evening they were taken from jail, turned over to the clan where they were beaten, shot and killed. these three young men didn't die in vietnam. they didn't die in the middle east or eastern europe, they didn't die in africa, they died right here in our own country trying to get people to become participants in a space process. [applause] and right now there's an attempt for both democrats and republicans to get the postal service to issue a stamp in honor of these three young men. [applause] so, we had to organize and mo
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Oct 6, 2012 4:15pm EDT
the tax exemption after all, and so my students were able to bring to that the idea that maybe she was bullied as a girl and we do know from the sources that at the age of 16 when she left home for the first time her household had become very repressive. her brothers were talking about the fact that she was going off and talking to people in other towns, and her father threatened to drown her if she went off to war. so they tried to marry her off and she actually went on her own and fought a marriage contract and she won. she wasn't the fun loving girl. she would go on little pilgrimages to places and again was a little bit odd according to their local people. she went on to separate missions she will to see the captain to try to get him to send her to the home. there was the duke and at that point they had a very mixed kind of interview one of the things she didn't want to give we have to feel the places that we study we are going to all the places that she went, studying them, and trying to get a sense of the kind of journey that she made. she went 11 days through the territory c
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Oct 8, 2012 8:30am EDT
, you can disdegree with him on taxes or whatever, but this is against him personally and trying to destroy and discredit him personally. the obama hate machine. and it's not just fox news. it's out there because of a couple of people that most americans have never heard of, the famous koch brothers, charles -- now-famous, charles and david coke. david koch. and, again, we've seen corporate-sponsored attacks against presidents before, particularly, and i outline two of them, franklin delano roosevelt. by the way, with him it was the dupont brothers, and there were free of those at the -- three of those at the time. formed the liberty league to deny fdr a second term. and then with bill clinton, of course; was richard melon safe who funded all the investigations that led to paula jones and on and on, and the articles in the american spectator. but nothing compared to the money and the organization that we've seen on the part of charles and david koch who are the heads of koch industries, they are the third and fourth richest men in america, people in america, both men. we know abo
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Oct 6, 2012 7:00pm EDT
or as one might say, the young suckers who are taxed to pay for god standard of benefits for older retired people, but who may not see such benefits for themselves when they are in the same situation. and this is really the problem that is leading to liberalism's fiscal implosion. as mrs. thatcher equipped we are running out of other peoples' money. finally, obama is a child of the '60s. literally. he was born in 1961, to an interracial couple, his father was a ken began socialist, and anticolonialist and -- his mother was a dreamy flower child who eventually earned a doctorate in cultural anthropology her adviser was john due wee's granddaughter. as they say, you can't make this stuff up. [laughter] for obama, the 1960s ran until the early 1980s until success of ronald reagan became clear. as a young man, obama suffered a kind of '60s envy. he missed out on the civil rights movement, and on the new left. but he determined to experience them vicariously. and so he tried drugs, as he confesses in his autobiography. he rallied against south africa, he gave political speeches, he community or
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Sep 30, 2012 10:00pm EDT
taxes. [laughter] [applause] at any rate, the way that we overcame this and the way we have to overcome adversity now and we are facing adverse conditions in the united states, unemployment, i turned 50 years old this year. in my lifetime, i have never seen unemployment like this or people having to look for jobs. i employ a people at my clinic and i bet i get 15 to 20 resumes a week for overqualified people. we are living in adverse conditions and times. on top of that we have all of the debt and everything as corny as it that sounds, teamwork is how we get out of that. the democrats and republicans. how did we get to this point in our country were you either have to be a democrat or a republican? you have to believe all of what these people think, or you have to believe all with these other people think. i can't believe a little bit what you think, now we are the tea party nation. that is our demise. because you can't say, okay well, you can take this guy and what he thinks, and people say, well, what about congress? we might have to have a president that's republican and one that's a
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Oct 6, 2012 10:00am EDT
then there is a transition tax so they invest in making loans for the economic activity. you put in place incentives so they are not compensating the excess of risk and you have to repeal citizens united and get politics out of the system. [applause] she actually reports. [laughter] you mentioned that wamu has no friends in washington, d.c.. how do we have our own representatives such as cantwell? >> this is a good question and i've competed some journalists reporting on the stories we reached out on multiple occasions because after wamu collapsed she made a big show coming out saying we are going to leave this investigation into this collapse. we'll go to the guilt what happened, and so she is extremely quiet on everything and didn't do anything for the bookkeeper and is just basically to my knowledge kind of ignored it. as the mick would you think of the aftershocks scenario to the u.s. economy and how will the affect the too big to fail banks and if i read this right, the rest of us. >> the after shock. >> i can speculate on what it is, the lingering depression, the slowdown in asia, and the fact th
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, among republicans, one of the big issues is this read the bill issue. having taxed available, making sure members have the opportunity to see what it was they were voting on and i think in large part because i've be issues surrounding that and the drive to make the material available, the 112 congress really sort of march probably the biggest change in terms of transparency since the mid-90s and speaker gingrich really push the library to make comments and all that information available to the public. as we started plastering the transition last time around and going forward through this congress, i think the speaker, the reader can cantor and the republican congress as a whole has tried to clean on transparency issues and made them a priority. this not manifested in a number of different ways during our rules package, most notably was the rules change, which set for the first time in the history of the republic that paper document and electronic brake weblog. if something was available electronically, it was as good as if it had been printed by the government printing office, stuck
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